Jason I. Poblete is a partner of PobleteTamargo LLP, a law and public policy practice located in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Mr. Poblete advises on cross-border transactions, international trade regulation, as well as U.S. policy-making on matters related to national security law and international claims law.
Drawing on experiences from private as well as prior U.S. government service, Mr. Poblete and his team advise clients on successfully navigating the complex legal, and at times political, interagency regulatory and legislative processes primarily on matters overseen by the Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Commerce as well as the Congress. He has conducted and taken part in numerous export controls and economic sanctions compliance audits in both the United States and in foreign countries.
He works with U.S. and foreign corporations on compliance with U.S. export controls, economic sanctions, and anti-corruption laws and regulations. Additional areas of experience include analysis of proposed transactions and business relationships; securing government approvals; review of compliance programmes; internal investigations and voluntary disclosures; and responding to government investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Poblete has also advised victims of political persecution before international organisations such as the OAS Inter-American Commission of Human Rights and the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL Files.
Before forming PobleteTamargo in 2010, he worked as a senior regulatory attorney in the Global Regulatory Litigation group of Reed Smith LLP. A former senior U.S. Congressional official, he was named several times as one of the influential staffers on Capitol Hill. For personal and professional reasons, he has had a lifelong interest in political, defense, economic, security developments in the Western Hemisphere and the linkages between other regions world and the Americas in emerging transnational threats, political, and economic matters.
A Past Chairman of the National Security Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, he is also a member of the ABA Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee as well as the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. He is a frequent commentator in U.S. and international media, is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association and the Order of Malta.